Dell Inspiron N5030 / M5030 Heatsink Fan CPU Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Heatsink Fan & CPU on your Dell Inspiron N5030 / M5030 laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 10 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Dell Inspiron N5030 / M5030 Heatsink Fan & CPU.

Before you begin

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Tools needed for this laptop repair

  • 1 x small phillips head screw driver
  • 1 x small plastic scribe

Dell Laptop Replacement Parts Needed

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Inspiron N5030 Heatsink

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Installation and Removal Instructions
Dell Inspiron N5030 / M5030 Heatsink Fan & CPU

Slide the battery latch over and the battery out of the laptop.

Step 1

  • Slide the battery locking latch to the unlocked position.
  • Slide the battery latch over and the battery out of the laptop.
Slide the battery latch over and the battery out of the laptop. Slide the battery locking latch to the unlocked position.
Remove the (2) 2.5mm x 5mm screws.

Step 2

  • Remove the (2) 2.5mm x 5mm screws.
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Step 3

  • Remove the 12 base screws.
Using a scribe or a flat head screw driver, press in the 3 latches that allow the keyboard to lift up.

Step 4

  • Turn the laptop over and open it up.
  • Using a scribe or a flat head screw driver, press in the 3 latches that allow the keyboard to lift up.
Unplug the keyboard cable.

Step 5

  • Carefully lift up the keyboard and slide it forward.
  • Unplug the keyboard cable.
  • Remove the keyboard from the laptop.
Carefully unsnap the palmrest from the laptop base.

Step 6

  • Unplug the 3 palmrest cables.
  • Carefully unsnap the palmrest from the laptop base.
Unplug the LCD cable and carefully remove it from the fan.

Step 7

  • Unplug the LCD cable and carefully remove it from the fan.
Loosen the 4 heatsink screws.

Step 8

  • Unplug the fan.
  • Loosen the 4 heatsink screws.
  • Lift the heatsink and fan away from the motherboard.
Lift the CPU out of the motherboard socket.

Step 9

  • Turn the CPU locking screw counterclockwise until the CPU is loose.
  • Lift the CPU out of the motherboard socket.
Installation note 2: Tighten the heatsink screws in the order listed on the heatsink.

Step 10

  • Installation note 1: Make sure to replace thermal compound or thermal pads on the CPU and heatsink.
  • Installation note 2: Tighten the heatsink screws in the order listed on the heatsink.
  • **This image is used only as an example.**
Inspiron N5030 Heatsink

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